The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

Michael Pollan
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter Twenty.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Salatin points out that being ________ doesn't necessarily mean that a farm is also going to be sustainable.
(a) Organic.
(b) Industrial.
(c) Gathering.
(d) Natural.

2. Corn is also self _______ and wind pollinated, which is a process that Pollan describes in detail.
(a) Fertilized.
(b) Spread.
(c) Growing.
(d) Pollinated.

3. The family _______, one of the remaining parts of America's food culture, is in decline, according to Pollan.
(a) Dinner.
(b) Supper.
(c) Tea.
(d) Breakfast.

4. To combat the human end of the imperfect system, marketers add ______ to their raw product -- making it a novelty.
(a) Value.
(b) Sugars.
(c) Prices.
(d) Packaging.

5. Pollan points out that the Republic of _______ exists today because of all of the excess corn in the market.
(a) Excess.
(b) Fat.
(c) Obesity.
(d) Diabetes.

Short Answer Questions

1. Pollan makes __________ toasts from the produce in his garden and bread that uses yeast he has gathered.

2. Assuming a higher intelligence in humans does not equate to a right to use others for our own _________.

3. Humans are not a perfect natural system in the food system because they can only _______ so much food.

4. __________ is another tool that humans use to decide if a food is good to eat, which helps to avoid foods that smell rotten.

5. In the early 19th century, Americans were drinking more alcohol, which cause the Alcohol _________.

(see the answer key)

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